‘World Gems’ take volleyball title at Pattaya Sport Center Games

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The final day of the 3rd Pattaya Youth Sports Center Games took place on Feb. 24 with a volleyball match between World Gems Collection and Orange VC providing an exciting conclusion to the event.

In a close first set both teams struggled for supremacy but World Gems demonstrated some outstanding blocking moves at the vital moments to take it 25-17.

World Gems Collection take on Orange VC in the volleyball final.World Gems Collection take on Orange VC in the volleyball final.

Orange VC came out with different tactics in the second set, using the drop shot far more frequently and also aiming to hit the back lines, but World Gems were equal to everything their opponents could throw at them and were deserved winners of the match and title, taking the second set by a score of 25-18 and with it the champion’s trophy and 6,000 baht first prize.

Pattaya Youth Sports Center Games are organized each year to allow the young people who attend the center to show off their skills in a competitive environment.  The center has several highly promising athletes using the facilities there, including young female sepak takraw players Nathiya Janthawaet and Nittipong Namnaipmuang.

Exciting action from the takraw final between Pa Wang and Chok Uthaen team 1.Exciting action from the takraw final between Pa Wang and Chok Uthaen team 1.

In the takraw final at the Games, past champions Pa Wang team took on the Chok Uthaen team 1.  Pa Wang fell behind early on but a change in their serving tactics brought dividends and they eventually ran out winners of the first set 15-7.  The second and decisive set followed a similar pattern to the first and despite the Chok Uthaen players’ best efforts they were unable to prevent their opponents taking the set 15-9 and the title plus 4,000 baht prize money.

The Pattaya Youth Sports Center has facilities for futsal, volleyball, petanque, fitness and swimming and is open to everyone.  The center is located on Thepprasit Road Soi 7 in south Pattaya.